Feb 15, 2013 9:00am PST
in that video of course state of the union the parents of hadiya pendleton who was gunned down in chicago just a week after she participated in the president's inauguration. how are folks talking about this? the president is going to come, he's going to talk a little bit about this. do they think it's going to be useful at all? >> i think a lot of people want the president's visit to basically extend the conversation that started with her death. it struck a nerve this city and they're hoping that the president will continue on that momentum on people doing what they can on a personal level. whether it's policing your own family or your own block or help to go get laws passed to extend the punishment for gun laws in this city. they're hoping that the president will help continue this dialogue because there's a real sense here that we're at a fork in the road and there's an opportunity for real change. >> ted, thank you. really appreciate it. again, the president will visit chicago this afternoon to talk about the gun violence. it is extraordinary when you look at what is happening in that city.
Feb 13, 2013 4:00am PST
and nathaniel pendleton, the parents of the shooting victim hadiya pendleton. >>> you've heard some of the details from that carnival cruise ship being slowly pulled back to the united states from the gulf of mexico, where it sort of broke down. we've heard about the food running out. we heard about the toilets overflowing. here is a passenger describing just how really disgustingly bad it has become. >> raw sewage in the hallway, you have to cover your face, it's disgusting. >> sounds disgusting. victor blackwell is live in mobile, alabama, that's the direction the ship is headed. they're expected to arrive tomorrow. there must be a number of relatives and friends and family members who have camped out where you are hoping to be the first to see their other relatives get off that ship, right? >> reporter: there are and we saw the first two before sunrise, they're mothers from lufkin, texas, they came here to greet their young daughters, their names are kim and mary. those are the parents. kim has a 10-year-old daughter, mary has a 12-year-old daughter, they're here waiting for two
Feb 13, 2013 2:00am PST
. >> it's gotten a lot more attention with the first lady going to hadiya pendleton's funeral, and now he's heading home. he mentioned in speeches the violence there, but this i think will really bring it home. >>> republican senator marco rubio gave the republican response. amongry public i h rubio scored highest marks when he talked about big government. here is what he said. >> the idea that more taxes and more government spending is the west way to help hard-working middle class taxpayers, that's an old idea that's failed every time it's been tried. more government isn't going to help you get ahead. it's going to hold you back. more government isn't going to create more opportunities. it's going to limit them. and more government isn't going to inspire new ideas, new businesses and new private-sector jobs. it will create uncertainty. >> republican senator rand paul gave the tea party response, chastised both parties for spending too much. here is what he said. >> he's often said there is not enough bipartisanship up here. that's not true. in fact, there's plenty of bipartisanship. bot
Feb 13, 2013 1:00pm PST
teenager, hadiya pendleton, and dozens of other victims of gun violence looked on, president obama called for a vote. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. >> reporter: one day later, there are indications on capitol hill, the president may get it. >> we don't need a cheerleader. >> reporter: even as one of mr. obama's top republican critics, senator lindsey graham, made his case that the current system of background checks needs to be strengthened before it's expanded, he answered the president's call. >> will you personally block a vote in the senate on the gun control measures? >> no, let's vote. i don't disagree with the president to have a debate. let's vote. let's find something we can agree on. >> reporter: the reaction was the same from west virginia democratic senator and gun enthusia enthusiast, joe manchin. >> but you won't block a vote on -- >> i won't block a vote on anything, whether i support it or not. >> reporter: that doesn't mean the national rifle association will stop figh